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Full text of "Irish public opinion on Home Rule"

Ireland No 8] 

Parnellite Manifesto to the Irish Electors in Great Britain. 

THEN AND NOW! 

The following manifesto to the Irish voters in Great Britain 
was on Friday, November 20th, 1885, submitted to Mr. 
Pamell, and by him approved and ordered to be circulated : — 

TO OUE COUXTEYMEN IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND. 

The Liberal Party are making an appeal to the confidence 
of the electors at the general election of 1885, as at the election of 18S0, 
on false pretences. . . . We feel bound to advise our countrymen 

to place no confidence in the Liberal or Radical party, 

and so far as in them lies to pi event the government of the Empire 

falling into the hands of a party so perfidious, treacherous, 

and incompetent. In no case ought an Irish Nationalist to give a 
vote, in our opinion, to a member of the Liberal or Eadical party, 
except in some few cases in which courageous fealty to the Irish cause 
in the last Parliament has given a guarantee that the candidate will 

not belong to the servile and cowardly and unprincipled 
herd that would break every pledge and violate every 
principle in obedience to the call of the Whip and the 
mandate of the caucus. We earnestly advise our country- 
men to vote against the men who coerced Ireland, de- 
luged Egypt with blood, menace religious liberty in the 
school, the freedom of speech in Parliament, and promise 
to the country generally a repetition of the crimes and 
follies of the last Liberal Administration. 

(Signed) T. P. O'Connor, President of the Irish National 

League of Great Britain. 
Justin McCarthy, Thomas Sexton, T. M. Healv, 
J. E Eedmond, James O'Kelly, J. G. Biggar, 
Executive. 

On February 23rd, 1886, three months later, the following 
appeared : — 

THE NATIONALISTS AND SIR E. J. REED'S RE-ELECTION. 

(BY TELEGRAPH.) 
The following telegram has been received by Dr. Mullin, President 
ol the Cardiff Branch of the Irish National League, from Mr. T. P. 
O'Connor, M.I'., in reference to the election of Sir Edward Beed, as 
Junior Lord of the Treasury: — 

14 Westminster Palace Hotel, London. — Executive of the 
National League r tfullv advise the Irish electors of Cardiff 
to vot*' to a man for Sir Edward .1. Beed, the Bupporter of 
Mr. Gladstone and justice to Ireland. 

'•T. 1\ O'Conhor, President of the Leagu 

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